Mike called and asked me to find his wedding ring that he lost in his back yard. It seems that he had been sealing his patio and when cleaning up his equipment, he took his wedding ring off and proceeded to lose it SOMEWHERE ????.
He rented a metal detector and searched himself but with no luck. But when all else fails -“Who you gonna call –The Ring Finders”
I arrived, interviewed Mike to get up to the date info, and proceeded to search for his ring, and 1/2 hour later presented Mike with his ring. Here is a link to a video of the interview, search, and his big smile.
Thursday October 3 2019. At 7.15 pm my phone rings and on the other end is a young lady, Mai, who is a sophomore at Thompson Community College (CC) in Dryden NY. Mai was walking between the classrooms and her dorm when her “promise” ring fell off along the walkway.
Her ring is SS and cannot be resized, and although the ring fits OK during the summer months, now with fall and soon winter coming the cold makes everyone’s fingers lose at least ¼ ring size and during the coldest times up to ½ ring size. And today the weather was RAIN and temps dropping down into the 50’s. Wet and cold, perfect weather for losing a ring.
Although I would have liked to wait until tomorrow to search for her ring, I could tell by her voice that she was devastated on the lost of the ring. She was truly a “damsel in distress” and she was calling me to rescue her. How could I resist.
It was going to be a wet cold search in the dark so I rounded up my warm weather gear, headlamp and all the MD equipment that I needed and started down the road for a 1 hour drive both ways.
Upon arriving at the CC, I called her and she met me in the parking lots next to the trail where she lost the ring. We exchanged greetings, I fired up the machine and “a searching we will go”. There was a buried wire running along next to the walkway that carried power for the light poles that was giving me a little problem but I worked thru that and was able to do a good grid search It took me about ¾ of a hour but soon there came the sold sound of a SS ring. I could not see it as it had worked its way well down into the grass but when I “raked” the grass with my fingers I felt the ring. So I palmed the ring, stood up and ask her a question about the ring. When she answered, I then opened my hand and said, “Then this must be your ring”. Screams of joy, and yes I think a few tears. Another successful search.
You can see the YouTube video by clicking on this link
It was just one of those mornings with a few minutes before having to leave the house so Amy-Rose went to pull a few weeds and toss them into the woods. With birds singing in the background she did not realize that with the weeds so went the 3 car keys and two remotes. It was noon when I started to search for them, in between the shrubs, with very little room to swing a detector’s coil. However with a 3×18 inch search coil I could “jab” into the foliage. About fifteen minutes into the search my ears were rattled with the sound that was either the keys or a large can…Yes it was the ring of keys. The car could now be driven to the dealer and there would be no tow charge or charge for all the keys. I left with one smiling lady in amazement that I had found the keys.
Its been a while and yesterday afternoon I was out doing some Christmas shopping with my brother who is from California when I received a call from a young lady. She said that her father had lost his ring. She ask me a few questions and said that her dad would give me a call.
I got the call minutes later and the man went on to tell me that he had lost 4 huge rings at his job site, they had dropped out of his pocket because the zipper broke. You could image how upsetting that would be as he wasn’t sure where they had fell out…I was excited to get out there and search for his rings but I had Christmas shopping to do so I rushed around and got it done and shot out to Maple Ridge to help find the rings.
I got to the job site at 5:30 pm and we talked about the possibilities of where he thought the rings could be, he told me that he spent 6 hours the day before searching and sifting the dirt for the rings and 4 hours the next day. He called his daughter and asked her to search the internet to see if there was anyone out there with a metal detector that could help… She found ”The Ring Finders”
I turned on my trusted Whites XLT and it was going crazy with the power line directly above me. I quickly went back to my truck and took out my new Whites V3i and set up the frequency and was able to program the detector to cancel out about 80% of the interference from the power lines above me.
After about 30 minutes the young man jumped into his backhoe and started to level out a big pile of sand so I could check it out and while he was doing that I went to another area where I got a good signal and started to dig…
What a sight to see when this came out of the dirt! We were very excited and hopeful that the rest would be close bye…
Only a yard away from the first ring…I knew the rest would show up close bye…
These were very large and heavy rings!
This was the biggest ring and what a great feeling to find all 4 rings, he said Christmas came early for him! I have to say that was fun! I think I found more gold then those guys from that reality show called Alaska ”Gold Rush”
Thanks for the kind reward!
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Today I had a search for a platinum diamond engagement ring that was lost on Meaghan property along the walk way beside her house. Meaghan had searched for a week on and off in the area that the ring came out of her pocket, but just couldn’t find it.
That’s what prompted her to search the internet and see if there was someone that could help her find her engagement ring of 5 years, finding ”The Ring Finders” was exactly what she had hoped for!
I received the call and we set up a day to come out and find the ring, a week later I was there to check out the search area. Looking it over, I knew I’d be finding this ring without my detector.
After moving a dozen concrete blocks that were a part of the walk way and a couple of long pipes and boards and about 30 minutes…There it was under a concrete block closes to the house…
What a beautiful ring! I was so happy that it showed itself and its now back where it belongs. Thank you for reading my blogs and until the next search…
Joe Pfifer lost his 14 karat white gold wedding band while doing yard work. Something as simple and mundane as removing dried up leaves from the shrubbery in front of their home on a cool spring morning had caused Joes ring to slip from his finger.
Joe had tried searching for the ring visually and even researched on-line on how to search for lost rings which is how he found “Ring Finders”. And with the thought of somebody who knew what they were doing as opposed to Joe giving it a go on his own, Joe contacted me.
When I met up with Joe he explained what he was doing and the location of his efforts to clean up the yard. Within a few short minutes I had recovered Joe’s ring from under the tree bark mulch that was hiding it from sight. This search area was being hindered by metal edging, but when you know your machine interference from such can be minimized.
Olivia Frank had lost her wedding ring in her back yard. The couple had searched the yard extensively without any luck. After 6 months of worry and frustration they found “Ring Finders” and through that my contact information. We made arrangements and set a meeting date for me to join them at their home for a brief talk and survey of the site.
My first trip to their house gave me the story of the rings loss and the layout of the yard. I managed to get in about three hours of search time before rain and snow drove me off the hunt site. I was certain that the ring was not in the portion of the yard they swore it in.
Upon my second trip to their house I went over the area that I had previously searched with two other detectors and no ring. I then expanded my search area and started running another search pattern. After another three hours of searching I ended up finding the ring several feet away from the expected location.
“Liv” was so excited and happy that she began to tear up when she got her hands on her ring again. It did need a good cleaning by a jeweler, but that is what happens when a ring is left to the elements for several months.
Hi, My name is Alan I joined the Ring Finders to help people find their lost jewelry. If you have lost something and need it found contact me ASAP. I look forward to helping you find what you thought was lost forever.
Tonight I received a call from a young lady who lost a very special ring, it was her diamond ring and she was heart broken that it was lost.
I was told by Jen that the ring came off when she was feeding crows from her patio, on the 4th floor of their apartment. When she was throwing the food to the crows her ring came off, she feared it may have landed on the apartment roof next door.
We did a few test throws with a ring I gave her, this gives me the general direction and I started my search. Within 15 minutes I got a great signal that fell into the gold reading on my Whites XLT metal detector.
I moved some leafs and snow and saw the glint of white gold, I bent down to take a closer look and I could see the ring that was stuck into the ground, as it was walked on for sure by Jen and her boyfriend who had spent many hours with a rented metal detector, but had no luck finding the ring.
I was very happy to have found the ring for Jen, Its nice to know its back where it belongs. It was nice meeting you Jen & Ryan! Thank you for generous reward Jen!